Marco L.A. Sivilotti

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OBJECTIVE To identify high risk clinical characteristics for subarachnoid haemorrhage in neurologically intact patients with headache. DESIGN Multicentre prospective cohort study over five years. SETTING Six university affiliated tertiary care teaching hospitals in Canada. Data collected from November 2000 until November 2005. PARTICIPANTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the sensitivity of modern third generation computed tomography in emergency patients being evaluated for possible subarachnoid haemorrhage, especially when carried out within six hours of headache onset. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING 11 tertiary care emergency departments across Canada, 2000-9. PARTICIPANTS(More)
IMPORTANCE Three clinical decision rules were previously derived to identify patients with headache requiring investigations to rule out subarachnoid hemorrhage. OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy, reliability, acceptability, and potential refinement (ie, to improve sensitivity or specificity) of these rules in a new cohort of patients with headache. (More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the findings in cerebrospinal fluid from patients with acute headache that could distinguish subarachnoid hemorrhage from the effects of a traumatic lumbar puncture. DESIGN A substudy of a prospective multicenter cohort study. SETTING 12 Canadian academic emergency departments, from November 2000 to December 2009. PARTICIPANTS(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated dysarthria is an uncommon presentation of transient ischemic attack (TIA)/minor stroke and has a broad differential diagnosis. There is little information in the literature about how often this presentation is confirmed to be a TIA/stroke, and therefore there is debate about the risk of subsequent vascular events. Given the uncertain(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Ischemia on computed tomography (CT) is associated with subsequent stroke after transient ischemic attack. This study assessed CT findings of acute ischemia, chronic ischemia, or microangiopathy for predicting subsequent stroke after transient ischemic attack. METHODS This prospective cohort study enrolled patients with transient(More)
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